A Critique of Japan's Official Discourse on Human Security

  • Kamil Abt

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis is a critique of texts on human security published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan between 1998-2008. Analytical and problematisation strategies focus on textual representation of discursive objects categorised broadly according to four poles: 1) the meaning and concept of human security, 2) reason and justification for the pursuit of human security, 3) events and phenomena posited as being in an antagonistic relationship with the condition of human security, and 4) relations between agents undertaking human security praxis.
Date of Award12 Oct 2013
Original languageEnglish
SponsorsWaseda University
SupervisorRosita Dellios (Supervisor) & Masako Gavin (Supervisor)

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